Tinubu Removes Service Chiefs, IGP, Appoints Ribadu as NSA

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

President Bola Tinubu has retired all the service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, Mr Alkali Baba, with immediate effect.

A statement issued by Mr Willie Bassey, the Director of Information for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr George Akume, on Monday, said the President had approved their replacements.

Also affected are the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr Hammed Ali, and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr Babagana Monguno.

The President has replaced the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, with Major-General. C.G Musa; the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has been replaced by Major T. A Lagbaja; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, has been replaced by Rear Admiral E. A Ogalla, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, has been replaced by AVM H.B Abubakar.

Mr Tinubu announced DIG Kayode Egbetokun as the Acting Inspector-General of Police, while Major-General EPA Undiandeye is the new Chief of Defence Intelligence, and Mr Nuhu Ribadu is the new NSA.

Further, the President has approved the appointments of Hadiza Bala Usman as the Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, Hannatu Musa Musawa as the Special Adviser on Culture and Entertainment Economy, Abdullahi Abubakar Gumel as the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), and Olarewaju Kunle Ibrahim as the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

He also approved the appointment of Adeniyi Bashir Adewale as the Acting Comptroller General of Customs.

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